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no resolution. we have a live look now at the west open b.a.r.t. station where thousands of commuters today will be jumping on buses this morning just trying to get over to san francisco. >> trying to drive as well. looking live at bay bridge toll plaza where the commute traffic starting to build. probably the most we've seen so far this early. good morning to you. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> and i'm cjon kelley. b.a.r.t. strike going on right now. good news at least, at least doing a little talking trying to work this out. "today in the bay's" christie smith with the latest details. they had a long one last night. >> reporter: yeah, good morning to you, jon. unfortunately you'll have to find another way to get to work this morning. and that's because the b.a.r.t. trains still aren't rolling but there is good news. there is progress. b.a.r.t. negotiations went on for hours overnight. they just left the building here in oakland before 3:00 in the
morning, when members of seiu, representing mechanics and maintenance staff, streamed out of the building. people representing groups arrived close to nine hours earlier. the labor secretary urged all parties to get back to the table with new mediators. one union rep says new faces involved could really help. sticking point, still raises, health care, pension contribution but mounting pressure from the 400,000 riders each day of b.a.r.t. who have been in gridlock on alternate forms of transportation since monday. here what happens one union rep was able to tell us on our way out. >> we made some progress this evening and as you can see, it's rather late now and we've decided we'll make more progress if we get some sleep. we worked very hard together both parties along with very fine mediators who have been assigned by the governor's office and we're -- we've been asked not to speak to the press
other than to make that single comment. so thank you for your coverage. i wish you all a very good night. >> reporter: that was good enough, it was something. earlier a b.a.r.t. spokesperson said resuming talks certainly a good sign. they broke off late sunday. but that they were still close to 8% in term of compensation. the union closer to 21%. the union representing b.a.r.t. managers though, good news, appears to have reached a tentative agreement, not so far b.a.r.t.'s two largest unions. they will be meeting again here at oakland 1:00. christie smith "today in the bay." mike inouye is off this morning. anthony slaughter, delighted that he came in. >> thank you. delighted to be here. >> he's helping us keep an eye on the commute. it's backed up this morning. >> it is. surprising because just a couple days ago, even yesterday, things were not this active. yesterday around this time, bay bridge lights were getting turned on and i wouldn't be surprised if that will happen
today because we're starting to see the stack up at the bay bridge approach. and the good news in all of this, we're not tracking major accidents approaching the bay bridge. we do have an accident that is just occurred in the south bay and that's on the 880 northbound. if we can flip over to traffic maps i can show you that. that's causing a bit of a slowdown as you approach 101 and 880 exchange. not impending traffic too much right now. >> with no b.a.r.t. trains running out there, b.a.r.t. has brought in charter buses again to try to get people to work in san francisco. but they've been so popular, the buses filled up before the commute was even over. marla tellez live at west oakland b.a.r.t. station. last time we checked in with you one person was in line waiting for a ride. any more commuters now? >> reporter: yes, within the last 60 seconds, the first chartered bus for san francisco left and there were 25 people on that bus. now there are no commuters in line and there's about eight buses i think i've counted out
here waiting for commuters to arrive. i talked to a person who worked with b.a.r.t. and tell me that 51 people have left the el cerrito station, still under 100 commuters, still early on wednesday morning commute. west oakland hub is the hub for this chartered bus service. if you can't make it here directly you can go to one of four other east bay stations and then take a bus here and then take noon san francisco. that's how it works. those stations are fremont, el cerrito, walnut creek and dublin/pleasanton. now yesterday, though, the buss of service hit a serious sflag. so many commuters that the service from the stations stopped running more than an hour early. supposed to run until 8:00 a.m. but had to be shut down before 7:00 a.m. i have calls into b.a.r.t. this morning to see how they plan to remedy that today. i am waiting to hear back. bottom line, encouraged to get to west oakland or feeder stations as early as you can. i spoke to one woman who took
off. she's on the first bus into san francisco. she says, the bus service has worked well for her but keep in mind she's getting up three hours earlier than typically does. typically takes a train into san francisco at 7:00 a.m. she gets up at 3:30 to catch the first bus every day at 5:00 a.m. into san francisco. in west oakland b.a.r.t. station here runs buss into the city through 9:00 a.m. live in oakland, marla tellez, "today in the bay." >> thank you. with no b.a.r.t. service, a lot more people are hitting the roads to get to work in the morning. that's causing a lot of headaches. with more than normal traffic on the freeways. bob redell is on the move. a man on the move going along highway 4. bob, it's early, 5:05. how's traffic now? >> reporter: good morning to you. we're eastbound highway 4 heading towards through pittsburg, headed to antioch. we want to get to antioch, turn around, make the commute into san francisco. right now, if you're looking
down the road, looking eastbound, the headlights coming toward us in the opposite direction are westbound 4 and if you look out there into the distance a bit, at least i can tell you from what i'm seeing here, there is already a lot of traffic out here in the morning. it's normal amount on a wednesday morning, hard to tell. but i can tell you at 5:00, here we are, you know two hours before it really gets heavy. already seeing a good amount of cars out there. so our plan as i mentioned go to antioch, do a turnaround, take westbound 4, 242, 680, 24 goes to caldecott, hit the maze, get on the bay bridge, and try to time that commute for you. of course with the b.a.r.t. strike going on, we're going to try to figure out if there's more people getting up earlier and therefore putting more congestion on the roads. but keep in mind, this is the day before a holiday, the fourth of july. we'll see if it maybe have a
combination of the b.a.r.t. strike and holiday lights, who knows? meantime, live here on eastbound highway 4, pittsburg, approaching antioch, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> we'll be checking back. we'll be checking in on the roads and make sure we keep our eye on this. we have a ticker at bat tomorrow of the screen with live updates all morning on the commute and alternatives for you. also updates on website. nbcbayarea.com. we've got you covered all morning long. new this morning, car crash sparked a small brushfire in the santa cruz mountains overnight. chp says a car driving recklessly northbound 17 near glenwood drive crashed and caught fire around 10:30 last night. fighter quickly spread to the nearby hillside. crews were able to control those flames but it took an hour and all lanes reopened by 2:00 this morning. we're told the driver was taken to the hospital but expected to be okay.
officials say alcohol may have played a role in that crash. 5:07 now. christina loren has been warning us, the cooker continues todayed to. slight drop-off but around triple digits. >> a hot one. i'm talking about -- she says it's going to be a hot one and hoping for the cool down. >> i'll do this all day long. >> that's not bad. i'm okay with that. >> for you, it's on the house. >> costs me $15 for that treatment last week. good morning to you. we are running about nine degrees cooler in livermore. one degree cooler in oakland. three degrees cooler in san jose. right now you're going to notice a drop-off. still hot. tomorrow we hit triple digit heat. friday, drop by 20 degrees. 20 degrees. yes, hold on, almost there. 64 degrees now in livermore. still balmy out there. no need for sweater. you want to pull out the
sweater. we kicked off summer on the 21st ofdown june. i wanted to grab it about you don't need it. 88 degrees at noon. but that's down from 92 yesterday. at lunchtime. we're going to round out the day down from 107, east bay cities to 103 livermore, 95 santa teresa, 100 degrees in gilroy. when i left the almaden valley my car said 110. these readings actually come in in the shade. so, yeah, it's another day, you don't want to overdue it out there. if you have to take whatever it is from mass transit that you can make sure you're ready, breathable clothing in the east bay where you have to wait. anthony taking a look at drive. >> metering lights not on but i wouldn't be surprised those get turned on because traffic is starting to back up in this location. not too bad, not traffic backing newspaper richmond or through
the caldecott tunnel. things are moving smoothly until you get at the approach. we want to show you our traffic maps and keep an eye on the alty month pass. things are stacking up. over into the peninsula side. you can see from our foster city cam, things are moving smoothly over the san mateo bridge. palo alto, good news. peninsula and east bay right now things are moving smoothly. really good news especially b.a.r.t. on strike for a third day in a row. >> a long morning. follow-up to a story brought you yesterday. a shooting at a wing stop in oakland may have been a case of mistaken identity. "the san francisco chronicle" telling the san francisco concal the two suspects about to order food but ran into the restaurant's freezer because they felt threatened by another person. two employees followed them, went back to the freezer to see
why they were back there and one of the men shot and killed both employees. now police say it is possible that the men thought the employees were somebody else. police at this point have arrested one of the suspects, a second one is still on the run. 5:11. new warping for students at bay area university at a fake campus safety escort spotted. just in time for america's cup. a new change for the bay bridge and all of the beautiful lights at par of the the art project. >> one county in the san francisco bay area at the highest paid in the nation. we'll take a look at who and how much. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to keep from driving all over for deals for the 4th. you don't need to run around. safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. throw a holiday cookout! thick, juicy new york strip steaks are just $4.99 a pound. get a great deal on arrowhead water, just $3.33 a case.
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later on today. now of course that's not any help for commuters throughout this morning. give you a live look at san mateo bridge right now where things are, it's kind of thing compared to what we normally see at 5:14. the bay area all over the ferries expected to be packed all morning long as people are out there looking for other ways and alternative routes to get over to san francisco. anthony slaughter will be along to update you with commute news in a few minutes from now. those who live in san mateo county, meantime, are better paid than anywhere else in the nation. scott mcgrew, that's thanks to facebook. >> right. it's the hometown industry, right? milwaukee makes beer. l.a. makes movies. palo alto makes pokes. the bureau of labor statistics released interesting data this week. the average pay, the average pay in san mateo county is $168,000 a year. this, thanks to payout on
facebook stock options which increased pay in the county by $107% last year. in a distance second place the borough of man hatten in new york city. now, not everybody in san mateo county works for facebook. but point out san mateo county share river's deputies highest paid in northern california. contract says they always have to make 1% more than any other sheriff's department,o matter what. that same bls report showed unemployment in the south bay dipped to 6.6%, better than the 8.4% looking at last year. san francisco doing even better, 6.2%. looking around the maps, modesto, 15% joblessness. that's been the central valley story for a while now. outliers, tuscaloosa, alabama, doing well. iowa city, iowa and many cities in utah incredibly low unemployment down in 3%. nationwide jobless numbers friday. let's collect in with siema.
good morning. >> good morning to you. futures lower after stocks ended in negative territory tuesday. but close off lows of the session traders eyeing the unrest in egypt. oil surging to 14-month high above $100 a barrel on worries egypt could destabilize the middle east and disrupt supplies. we do get data today on private sector jobs, unemployment filings, trade deficit and services sector. the dow dropping 42 points yesterday. nasdaq losing 1 point to close at 3433. apple shares, scott, on a tear this week. back to you. >> thank you. start trek fans and scientisted named two moons orbiting pluto. an online petition pushing for vulcan home of the character spock. the moons are sarry bus and stix. the first space shuttle,
remember? enterprise. >> ah. >> star trek as well. >> in homage right there. >> yes. somebody likes the band stix i guess. >> my first concert, grand illusion. >> it orbits the rolling stone. >> i like that. >> very nice. thanks so much. >> rock 'n' roll outer space. 5:17. christina loren is here to tell us about a smooth ride for hot temperatures. >> let's go back to that concert, though. what were you looking like back then is my question. >> huge afro. >> i love it! 5:17. good morning. wherever you're headed today outdoor concerts tomorrow. not quite there yet. fourth of july tomorrow. i can tell you, it's going to be hot today no not as hot as yesterday. keep the triple digit running today, tomorrow. and then the heat breaks. and, yes,s that a welcome, welcome sign for a lot of people. i know a lot of you have had to sleep restless nights because we've had such hot, hot nights.
but this morning running five to seven degrees more mild. if you don't have ac, our natural ac is coming back quickly as we head through friday, saturday. we'll keep temperatures about at average even as we connect off next week. that's good news. i like to bear the good news before the bad. the bad news is, today it's our sixth consecutive day of triple digit heat inland. hey that bodes well for your fireworks. it's going to be nice tomorrow. clear, not expecting low cloud cover to come in. temperatures in the city by the bay, when the sun goes down, 9:00 p.m., 60 degrees out there in san francisco. so it's going to be nice. you're going to have a clear shot of those very expensive fireworks displays which here in the bay area you can't even see because of that thick fog. 103 livermore. grab the cabana boy. the lemonade, whatever it takes you keep you cool. 88 los gados. 88 santa cruz. 100 gilroy. if you have a cabana boy, i
enjoy you. check the drive. >> i'll be your cabana boy, i love that. i brought cupcakes today. that should make everybody happy, right? all right. see? made laura happy. we've got traffic starting to stack up at bay bridge approach. metering lights not on. you can get through this right now but notice the stack ups starting to go back to 580. even into richmond now. we are also starting to see typical slow downs and other usual spots, caldecott tunnel, 580 slowing. altamont pass backing up. we don't have accidents to report. yesterday we had two to three accidents along the stretch. it's clear but very slow moving through livermore. a couple of pockets slowing down on 580 west bound through dublin. southbound san jose an accident on 880 and 101. that's causing slow spots. in in the peninsula no majoren
accident dpfrom redwood city. it's 5:19 and traffic starting to back up, not too bad. day three of b.a.r.t. strikes. >> not too bad. cupcakes, nice. >> 5:20 right now. oakland will pay more than $1 million to settle claims from a dozen occupy protester hurt during demonstrations two years ago. the near 1.2 million settlement announced by city council addresses the first of several police misconduct lawsuits the city faces stemming from occupy protests. the city agreed to reform crowd control policy. all of the plaintiffs were either struck by beanbags or flash bang grenades fired by officers in protests in october and november of 2011. settlements range from $20,000 to 500,000. yao uc berkeley police warning students about a man on campus posing as safety escort. the berkeley patch reporting the man approached a female student
fray and identified him as a campus bear walk escort. he walked the student home, asked to be let in to use the rest room and asked a sexual act. the student said no. the man in his 20 this, long blond hair in braids and has a goat goatee. official escorts wear uniforms and also carry police issued i.d. cards that they will be showing if they are asked. 5:21. city college of san francisco doing better fangsinancially bu plenty of work to be done to keep accreditation. that report is by the fiscal crisis and management assistant time finding many ways to operate efficiently. the report cited organizational problems and overstaffing two major issues. the college is under sanction after investigators last year found several violations in the way the school functions. the school will learn this month
whether it will be able to keep its accreditation. a beautiful sight to see when it works right. the display is back online with a few tweaks. thousands of the l.e.d. lights went on after that. others are permanently stuck in the on position. culprit, san francisco's signature fog that allows moisture to keep in the if turs. they are work on a weather proof solution which should be in place. the artist stepped in to tweak the computer program that controls lights in that illustrious show to account for the dark spots that are permanently there because of the lights' malfunction. >> once it's up and running it's going to be cool. >> it's artwork in motion. love it 5:22. >> how your old tube tv could become a work of art. >> lelic transferred to art love
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appointments are required. return, guess what? you get two tickets to the show. keith moon, the real me, which will debut next week. put that old tv to a good cause. >> we always need more cowboy. who are you fooling. >> can't live without cowbell. >> we could use more air-conditioning. christine has a look at hot forecast. >> i don't know how you do it with kids at home when it get this hot. get creative for a day and heat will start to break. fourth of july likely have kids at home, after all it's a holiday. see temperatures fall from 103 degrees in place like livermore to 100 degrees. friday talking about the 80s. great beach weather for the next couple of days. 80 degrees in santa cruz. 75 san francisco. i will take you through changes, give you the time line. also thunderstorms in the forecast. a lot to talk about. he's the man of the hour.
third day. b.a.r.t. strike was not announced it was going to be happening this morning until late. not a lot of people expecting that. >> you can see that people made plans because we've got major stack ups at bay bridge approach. the bay bridge lights are not on, metering lights lights not on. 880 and through oakland, past the coliseum, traffic heavy but moving smoothly. good news. lots of good us in. >> we'll take it. 5:27. positive news for b.a.r.t. riders. negotiations have resumed. an update on negotiations.
5:29 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm jon kelley. yes, i guess commuters happen to hear any progress, this is the first time two sides have held meetings, formal, since sunday. "today in the bay's" christie smith live in oakland with the latest on the ongoing negotiations. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jon. i wish i could tell you that a deal had been reached. your commute would be easy and trains would be rolling again for the first time since sunday but unfortunately that's not the case. what i can tell you, though, is that negotiators were here until 3:00 in the morning. this is the caltrans building in downtown oakland. that's where b.a.r.t.'s two largest unions met with b.a.r.t. and negotiators, both sides walked out after sitting down for more than eight hours. governor brown called in two of state's top mediators to get in on this as pressure is mounting to get trains rolling for the fourth of july. you but also for 400,000 riders
who use b.a.r.t. each day and are stuck out in gridlock and an alternate forms of transportation. the sticking point had been raises, health care, and pension contributions. here what happens a union rep had to say on her way out. >> we made some progress this evening and as you can see, it's rather late now. and we have decided we'll make more progress if we get sleep. we worked hard together, both parties, along with a fine mediator who has been assigned by the governor's office. and we're -- we've been asked not speak to the press other than to make that single comment. so thank you for your coverage. i wish you all a very good night. >> reporter: we will take it. earlier a b.a.r.t. spokesperson says that resuming the talks a good sign. they were at 8:00% in terms of compensation. ooh union closer to 21%. here's one bright spot, a tentative agreement for
managers. not so for b.a.r.t.'s two largest unions. of course, including the ones that run the trains. they are all expected back here to resume negotiations at 1:00 this afternoon. live from oakland, christie smith, "today in the bay." let's check in with anthony. he's got a look at roadways. metering lights already on in the bay bridge. >> they are respect you can see what's happening now. traffic starting to back up. not only here at the approach but extends now all the way back to the caldecott tunnel using 24. let's go you over into the traffic maps. you can see, want to zoom in and show you what we're starting to see from 24 over to 580, things are starting to slow down. it's been in and out with reds and yellows there. indicating that things are starting to stack up. the altamont pass starting to slow. not only 580 but 84 coming through sunol. no accidents to report in the location but i would imagine folks are trying to leave earlier especially yesterday with traffic that was backed up at least for two to three miles. the peninsula things are moving
smoothly. and in the south bay, things are moving smoothly there as well. traffic trouble spot on wednesday is bay bridge approach. metering lights are on. 5:33. >> thank you. now b.a.r.t. trains not running for a third straight day, commuters are hitting roads in their own cars, also out there using mass transit. "today in the bay's" marla tellez wive in the west oakland b.a.r.t. station where we assume riders are getting out early to guarantee a ride into san francisco. good morning. >> reporter: jon good morning. three buses have tang out west oakland bound for france. behind me now, a line of people who just arrived at west oakland from one of the feeder stations. these people came from walnut creek. now they're on their second leg of their trip into san francisco. i talked to some of them a second ago. most of the passengers, they're frustrated with b.a.r.t., with the negotiations. they want b.a.r.t. trains up and running again. i just got updated numbers from a b.a.r.t. employee managing the
stop. there are a total of almost 80 chartered buses now taking would-be b.a.r.t. passengers into san francisco. when this all started monday he says they started with 56 buses. so the demand has been overwhelming. he says yesterday the buses carried some 5800 passengers into the city. again, nothing, though, compared to the 400,000 daily commuters b.a.r.t. typically carries. all of the passengers i've talked to they just tell me they cannot wait for b.a.r.t. trains to start running again. >> i was normally drive but it's bettor catch b.a.r.t. it more convenience to catch b.a.r.t. i would say -- >> everybody's frustrated, ready to move on with our lives. >> reporter: the way it works, come directly here no the west oakland b.a.r.t. station or to one of the feeder stations to get a bus. those stations are fremont, dublin/pleasanton, el cerrito and walnut creek. walnut creek is the most popular
station. bus service stops there an hour early yesterday morning because they couldn't meet the demands to overcome that today, b.a.r.t. has added ten more buses to the walnut creek station. you can get a bus at one of the stations through 8:00 a.m. again, you will then be routed here to west oakland and then taken into san francisco. the chartered buses here, wrapped around the corner here at b.a.r.t. station. they run into the city until 9:00. live in oakland, marla tellez, "today in the bay." >> 5:35. bay area drivers are feeling that squeeze. more commuters are heading behind the wheel because of this strike. we've seen it all morning long. "today in the bay's" bob redell, he's also live driving along highway 4 near antioch with a look how the morning commute is shaping up there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. our goal to leave antioch, which we're doing now, heading
westbound highway 4 see how long it takes to get from here into the city, into sf. a slow start. we're not at lone tree way yet. looks like going around 15 miles an hour. is this typical for a wednesday morning? perhaps. the volume is what is different. i think -- i believe it's earlier in the morning, it's 5:36 right now. typically i don't think we see this back up until closer to the 6:00 hour. so you probably are seeing effects of the b.a.r.t. strike. our splan westbound highway 4, 242, 680 south, 24 do caldecott and on to the maze, the bay bridge into sf. hearing anthony tell us he has seen a backup at the maze, metering lights on and backup at caldecott, i highly doubt -- well my guess it will take us longer than an hour and a half. by the time you see me at the
end of the show, 6:46, we'll even be at the maze. that's the point, a sense, a general sense what the road conditions like east bay commute into sf. right now look looking good. live here in antioch, stuck on westbound highway 4, bob redell "today in the bay." >> thanks so much. last time b.a.r.t. workers walked off the job it was back in 1997. that's when hundreds of thousands of workers had to rely on phones and word of mouth to figure out how to get to where they were going. >> old school. business and tech reporter scott mcgrew joining us now. compared to 997 this time around it's a different story. >> they used to hitchhike across the bay in '97, now ride share. that's the same thing. a number of absent services will get you a ride into or around the city. lots of people trying some of these for the first time. lift side car, they're all pretty much the same. private drivers pick you up, where you want to go like a
taxicab. these have been around several years but getting extra attention. huber is fancier. if you never tried it, it's an app that goes on your phone. running on my phone. where the uber town cars are. you have to click one, pick you up. i'm on a street corner in, say, san francisco, driver can be to me inside of what is that six minutes. the app will show you the name and the picture of the driver who is coming to get you. it is costlier but you are going to go to work in a black town car. so that's not bad. i used it for giants games outside the b.a.r.t. strike. instead of paying 20, 30 bucks the at&t you pay two bucks an hour at fifth and mission and uber your way over. >> he used it forll emmy awards. >> instead of paying 50 at the hotel. >> showed up in the big black car. >> big smooth is what we call him.
stay with "today in the bay" for continuing coverage of the b.a.r.t. strike and what's go on all morning long. we'll have commute alternatives running in our ticker at the bottom of your screen. we'll keep updating it all morning. live updates on air as well. head to our website, nbcbayarea.com. there, find ways to try to get around the b.a.r.t. strike and get to where you need to go. >> people jamming into mass transit now. going to be hot out there again. christina loren, if you're jumping in there might want to bring something to keep you cool on the ride. >> get the wart bottle ready to go, the spray bottle, spray your friends as well if they want it. sometimes they don't. boy, do i know. 63 san jose. 64 sunnyvale. let's take you through the hour by hour changes for today. we are going to trend cooler all the way throughout the upcoming weekend. let me put that on the table. right off the bat. but today's going to be hot again. dropping temperatures by 3 to 5 degrees from yesterday's highs when we broke numerous records. taking your numbers down to 105
in livermore to 103. 100 degrees straight up in gilroy. 75 in san francisco. quick peek at what we're expecting for tomorrow night. 72 degrees at 9:00 p.m. this year, it's going to be mile and mostly clear. you will clearly be able to see those fireworks here in san jose. we'll take a closer look at other displays and the corresponding forecast coming up. you might have the day off, we don't. see you back here tomorrow morning. check the drive with anthony. >> that was good. you know this morning we are looking at that backup at the bay bridge approach. metering lights on at 5:25 they were turned on. you can see that stack up goes back into 24. traffic maps, you can see from the caldecott tunnel, that's where the slowest spot is right now over to 580. as you heard, bob redell moving through traffic in highway 4, pittsburg slow. but past pittsburg into bay point towards concord things are smooth. not too bad for bob. back to you.
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>> man who say his blew the whistle on nsa's surveillance program is seeking ining asylum over the world and one of the countries is furious with the u.s. tracy pots joins us live in washington to explain why. good morning. >> reporter: hi, laura. good morning. it's bolivia and here's why they're upset. take a look. this plane carried the bolivian president, he was at a conference in russia, leaving russia. his plane got grounded because france and portugal said you can't enter our airspace. what does this have to do with
snowden? both countries got a rumor that snowden was on board that plane trying to leave russia. he was grounded in austria for hours. bolivia extremely upset saying the u.s. state department pitched those rumors. the state department no word from them on being involved at all. but now bolivia's upset with u.s. over the incident. bolivia's one of the nearly two dozen countries where snowden's applied for asylum. as of now because many areas he has to apply in person, he's stuck in the transit of the moscow airport. >> how will this end? interesting to see. thank you. also new, islamist militants in russia's unsettled region calling on followers to use maximum force to stop the winter olympic games in sochi. a resort town on the black sea close to the volatile region. in a video posted an anis la
lambist website it would mock the ancestors of muslims buried in the region. he claims responsibility for organizing numerous attacks including a suicide bombing at a moscow airport in 2011. president putin has promised tight security at the games that are set to take place starting in february. 5:45. tension on the rise of egypt as morsi's political fate is at stake. the military deadline to resolve the nation's political crisis is quickly approaching. this, as violent clashes broke out between anti-government protesters and morsi supporters across the country overnight. at least 23 people were killed. 16 pro-morsi supporters at the demonstration at cairo university alone. if morsi does not reach a solution later this morning, the army says it will step in, imposing its own political plan. millions of people have been
taking to the streets since sunday, many calling on morsi to step down. back here in home, cooling centers open this morning all over the bay area. that's because the excessive heat expected to return today. so brace yourself. san jose has a total of ten cooling centers. liver or and pleasanton each have one. also a series of cooling centers open through contra costa county. that's good news. check out our website, nbcbayarea.com. search cooling centers. all of this heat causing santa clara county officials to close alum rock park because of extreme fire danger there. the park was closed yesterday and that's one we told you about as well. >> make sure that you hydrate. so important. don't wait until you're thirsty. too late. >> they say when you stop sweating it's too late. but when you just have been excessively sweating it hard to tell when you stop. when you feel your heart rate going way up, you feel that pounding you want to take it
easy out there. the heat will break. got two more hot days. 5:46. last day of triple digit-plus heat tomorrow. dropping you down to the century mark. 100 degrees straight up inland. through friday, 20-degree drop off. cooler days around the corner. you made it through the worst part of the heat wave. today you can see return of the low clouds from san bruno. but because of the low cloud, we're actually seeing significant cooling anywhere from two to ten degrees cooler depending where you live. today we'll end up maybe five degrees cooler than yesterday's highs which makes a difference when you drop temperatures from 105 to 100 degrees straight up. 64 livermore. 62 sun any veil. we has flash flood warnings posted along the sierra nevada because of the strong thunderstorms and that is what caused that mudslide. so here's a setup for today.
you can see that wrap around moisture, that's high pressure. it's going to drive a lot of moisture our way. but clouds come in will limit sunshine and that's going to keep temperatures more comfortable today. still hot, hazy, humid. we'll keep it set up for the next couple of days and then drop you off. a chance for showers as we get into your independence day in the north bay. the setup for that, what we're expecting there. here is the big story. temperatures down to low 80s friday. hold on to averages saturday into sunday. yeah, i feel for the guys out there. roofing yesterday, i saw the guys out there on road construction, laying down that black tar and that is just too hot. i feel for you guys. cooler days ahead. check on the drive. good morning. >> good morning. cooler days means good news. major traffic backing up. 880 past the oakland coliseum northbound here. this is into the bay bridge approach. also starting to see major slowing not only at the bay bridge itself, but past through the caldecott tunnel as well.
you can see metering lights are on and that's causing major traffic delays there. we also have on our traffic maps obstruction in the roadway. witness you get past the bay bridge, there is debris in lane one and two. the slow lanes, if you can maneuver around that as you get through. very slow there. even if your commute takes you from antioch, brentwood, pittsburg, slowing on 4, but no major accidents to report. altamont pass slowed what we saw yesterday. but no major accidents in this specific location. slowing through sunol on 84. peninsula we have an accident approaching burlingame on the off-ramp. no on obstruction to the main flow of traffic. >> thank you. 5:49 right now. elementary school teacher in é accused of sexually abusing a dozen of his former students. joseph martin teaches fourth and fifth at woodside elementary school. police say martin has been on
administrative leave since april after administrators say he inappropriately touched at least one student. now police say they have identified a total of 12 victims all of whom were martin's students at one time. martin now facing a total of 91 felony charges. >> 5:50. 49ers linebacker amad brooks could face charges with a teammate. the attorney is considering whether to arrest brooks for assault. last month brooks allegedly hit nose tackle lamar differentens in the head three times with a beer bottle and punched him in the face in an argument over car keys if front of brooks home. differente e divens wanted to ps charges but changed his mind. 5:50. apple turning to fashion industry for its latest attire. >> interesting accusations
>> ahhhh! >> that's a way to get your morning started. >> good morning, everyone. well, imagine that sound, it was loud. but imagine it times 20. too many people scream on great america's newest attract the gold striker. actually has park officials worried about exceeding santa clara's noise standards. a small tunnel is being built over part of the ride to help muffle some of the sound. great america is hoping to reopen the coaster tomorrow. >> already. always good to have bob redell screaming in your face on a wednesday morning. 5:53. apple stepping out of their usual sort to the fashion industry for its newest attire. the company reportedly hiring a former ceo of the french fashion brand and report to the ceo tim cook.
speculation he'll be taking over apple's retail operations which have been without a lead since the leader was outed last year. having worked in sales and marking positions for the company over in europe. it's 5:54. whatever wall street thinks of the apple news it will have a half day to react. >> half day of trading for the american markets and no trading tomorrow. friday's back to tomorrow. friday we get the june jobs report. so that will be all hands on deck. unease over egypt has the markets volatile this morning. markets hate instability. remember egypt, the fellow in the presidency is the democratically elected leader. people in the crowd are the same revolutionary whose created that new democracy and now seem to be leaning towards a military coup. that is instability for you. a lawyer has told the fcc he thinks verizon is holding back on a quarter billion in refunds it owes customers.
verizon charged many customers internet fee back before smartphones were permanently ta. ed to the internet. some phones were not capable of getting on the internet. verizon offer ride fund but the company's failed to pay it back. several states attorneys general want to know how much google owned youtube makes running advertisements in front of videos that show possible illegal behavior. for instance, this video which p purports how to make a fake i.d. using photo shop. youtube ran advertisement for an insurance company as a preroll. youtube made money. youtube should not be allowed to do that says the attorneys general. >> thank you. 5:55. back with meteorologist christina loren to find out more about this hot weather and heat wave that we're battling through. >> laura, we know we saw you now on your phone but you were not making a fake i.d. good morning to you. a great looking day shaping up
she's checking what's go on with b.a.r.t. a developing story. we also have anthony slaughter on top of that. in addition, you got three days of a bart strike. talking sixth consecutive day of triple digit heat inland. today 103. bay side 88. 77 at the coast. let me give you a taste of tomorrow because we are talking about showers possibly and triple digit heat for independence day. fireworks going off in the sky naturally. and of course we'll see manufactured fireworks as well. i'll time this out for you. 5:56. here's anthony. >> thank you. bay bridge approach remaining slow all the back to 24 and richmond. it's stop and go as you get through the specific location and even past the bay bridge. an obstruction in the slow lanes, one and two. debris causing more slowdowns. switch over, on the traffic
maps, that's the icon showing the red obstruction in the road. otherwise, you'll notice as we get towards the altamont pass things are slow as welcoming through livermore. >> on top of angerchoring we're tweeting. multitasking. >> you as well. 5:57. back at bargaining table again. union leaders and b.a.r.t. talking into the wee hours of the morning trying to get the train up and running. the latest coming up in a live report. take a look at the ticker there for you. take a look. that will help you out on the screen all morning long. we'll be updating you with the best alternatives to your commute. "today in the bay" back in a couple of minutes. we look at san mateo bridge. traffic filling up day three of the b.a.r.t. strike. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week.
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>> overnight negotiations in the b.a.r.t. strike stretching into the early morning hours but still no deal for now. that means no trains on the tracks for a third day in a row. good morning to you. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm jon kelley. good morning. here we go. no deal plus no trains equals another round of commuting chaos and a lot of traffic trouble out there. this morning a live look for you at two of your commute options on your left, a live look at what east bay drivers are dealing with wry now. and as they make their way into san francisco. 3"ez your right, a live look at west oakland b.a.r.t. station, the hub for buses bringing east bay commuters over the bay bridge into the city. you can see people lining up this morning ready to jump on those buses to make their way. of course all of the traffic trouble happening now because b.a.r.t. negotiations were put on hold overnight and will not be resuming until later on this afternoon. "today in the bay's" christie smith live at caltrans office in oakland now. the question